|KWA M1911 MKI PTP Gas Blowback Pistol |
Copyright: Allison Madaras for Pyramyd Air, LTD.
For now, if you have a question, just post a comment on one of my blog articles here on the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog. However, Pyramyd Air will be creating a Facebook page dedicated exclusively for Airsoft soon, so once that's up, you can ask your questions over there as well. I'll let you know when their Airsoft Facebook page is up and online.
Speaking of questions, in case you were wondering what the outcome was from the SB 798 hearing that occured on Tuesday of this week, you might want to check out my article on it real quick: SB 798 Hearing Results - September 6, 2011
Click for today's Question & Answer after the jump...
|Larue Tactical 9" Rail Interface System (RIS) that I purchased|
as a "used item" for my Airsoft M4 AEG.
"Hey Tom. What's the scoop on buying used guns & gear? Would you recommend it? Why or why not?
Airsoft Answer: Well, first of all, Mortimer, thanks for asking your Airsoft question. Second of all, yes. Buying used Airsoft guns & gear is a great way to get quality stuff that you would not otherwise have been able to afford as easily, if at all. I have personally purchased a large number of used guns being sold on my local forums that were not only in great condition, but were sold to me at a very low price. Retailers have now caught on as well, which only means great things for the bargain hunters out there. For example, check out the pre-owned guns section from Pyramyd Air sometime. As with any pre-owned goods sales or swap meets, it's hit or miss, so you'll have to check in every so often to see what new stuff they have and what they no longer have, but even right now they've got some great stuff hiding in there.
For example, but NOT limited to, the Tokyo Marui M16 designated marksman rifle with Systema internals currently for sale in the Pre-Owned Guns Section at Pyramyd Air...
|Pre-owned, custom Tokyo Marui M16 Designated Marksman Rifle for sale at Pyramyd Air.|
- M140 Spring. This rifle chronos between 450 and 460 fps with a .20g BB.
- Steel Bushings
- Systema spring guide rod
- Systema piston head
- Systema piston
- Systema nozzle
- Tokyo Marui EG 1000 motor
Normally a gun like this could easily run you upwards of $500 brand new, but check the price on this upgraded designated marksman rifle!
|Used Echo1 Platinum M4 For Sale at Pyramyd Air|
I will warn you though, buying pre-owned stuff does come with some risks, so be sure to ask questions ahead of time so that you know what you're getting into. Be sure to also keep in mind that just because something doesn't work in its present form does not mean that it can't easily be fixed. Even if you don't know how to fix AEGs or gas blowback guns, there are tons of people out there that do, including me. So if you had a question about how to fix a particular gun, just ask me and I'll see what I can find out from Wikipedia. *wink*
The moral of this story and, in answer to my friend Mortimer's question, is...
Don't be afraid to buy used Airsoft guns.
However, DO be afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf. He's a mean dude who will ruin your day if you cross him. Random side-note for you to ponder until tomorrow's blog arrives.